The Gothic and National Domesticity: An Interview with Kevin Corstorphine


  • Sofía Martinicorena Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Kevin Corstorphine University of Hull



Kevin Corstorphine is a lecturer in American Literature at the University of Hull, and Programme Director in American Studies. His research interests lie in horror and Gothic fiction, both literary and popular, and he is particularly interested in representation of space and place, the environment, and haunted locations. He has published widely on authors including Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. He was the co-editor for The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature, published in 2018. He is currently working on several research projects including US imperialism, haunted graveyards, and the use of dungeon spaces in gaming.



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How to Cite

Martinicorena, S., & Corstorphine , K. . (2022). The Gothic and National Domesticity: An Interview with Kevin Corstorphine. REDEN. Revista Española De Estudios Norteamericanos, 3(2), 57-68.